Cavs Sign Damyean Dotson To Two-Year Deal

NOVEMBER 25: Dotson’s new deal with the Cavaliers has been completed, according to the NBA’s official transactions log. The second year of the contract is non-guaranteed, Chris Fedor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer tweets.

NOVEMBER 23: Free agent guard Damyean Dotson has agreed to sign a two-year deal with the Cavaliers, agent Chris Gaston tells Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link).

Wojnarowski says the deal will be worth $4MM. Two years at the minimum for Dotson would be worth $3.5MM, so this is either a minimum-salary agreement that has been rounded up or the Cavs will use a small portion of one of their exceptions to complete the deal.

Dotson, 26, had a solid season in 2018/19 as part of the Knicks’ rotation, averaging 10.7 PPG and 3.6 RPG on .415/.368/.745 shooting in 73 games (27.5 MPG). However, his role was significant cut back in 2019/20 and New York declined to tender him a qualifying offer before he reached free agency last week. That made him an unrestricted free agent.

Dotson will provide a little more depth on the wing for the Cavs, who agreed to acquire JaVale McGee on Sunday in an effort to bolster their frontcourt.

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